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By-elections for four assembly seats, two Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat on 2nd June, counting on 5 June


By our correspondent, Ahmedabad/New Delhi, 3 May 2013

The bye-election of four seats of the Gujarat state legislative assembly, and two seats of Lok Sabha in Gujarat will be held on 2nd June. The election commission made an announcement in this regard today. Counting will be held on 5 June.

Details of the seats that are going to face by-polls

Morva Hadaf assembly seat: This is a tribal seat located in Panchamahal district of east Gujarat. Congress party won the seat, but its winner candidate Savitaben Khant died on the election result day due to hemorrhage. As per the rule, a seat can’t be vacant for more than six months. Thus the election on this seat has to be held maximum by the middle of this year.

Limbdi assembly seat: Gujarat Congress fielded Lok Sabha MP Soma Ganda Patel on this assembly seat in Gujarat Assembly general elections last year. Soma Ganda won the seat with narrow margin. Later as per the rule Somabhai had to take decision on whether to leave assembly seat(Limbdi) or Lok Sabha seat(Surendranagar). As per the direction of party high-command, Somabhai resigned from Limbdi assembly seat. Thus the seat is vacant, and by-poll is due.

Porbandar Lok Sabha seat: Gujarat Congress fielded Lok Sabha MP of Porbandar Shri Vitthal Radadia on Dhoraji assembly seat in Gujarat assembly general elections last year. Vitthalbhai won Dhoraji assembly seat. Later as per the rule he had to take decision on whether to leave assembly seat(Dhoraji) or Lok Sabha seat(Porbandar). Though his party high command asked Vitthalbhai to leave assembly seat, Vitthalbhai refused and resigned from the Lok Sabha seat. Thus he invited Porbandar Lok Sabha by-poll which is due.

Dhoraji assembly seat: Vitthal Radadia won this seat as Congress candidate, but later decided to join BJP. To rescue self from anti-defection law he has today resigned from the seat. By-poll is certain on this seat now.

Jetpur assembly seat: Vitthal Radadia’s son Jayesh Radadia contested on Congress ticket and won Jetpur seat. Now with his father, he too is joining BJP, and to save self from anti-defection law he has resigned today. By-poll is certain now on this seat, and he may contest it again.

Banaskantha Lok Sabha seat: Sitting Congess MP Mukesh Gadhvi passed away due to illness in Ahmedabad hospital. This invited by-poll here. Banaskantha had elected BJP MP in past, but for two terms, Congress’s Mukesh Gadhvi was the winner. Recently concluded Banaskantha district panchayat polls also elected Congress once again. However due to post-poll manupulation, BJP is in power there.

Note: BJP won 115 out of 182 seats in last year’s Gujarat elections, Congress won 61. After sad death of Savitaben Khant, Congress was down at 60. With resignation of MP Soma Patel, Congress was one step down at 59. Now with Radadias leaving the party, Congress is at 57. BJP won 117 seats in 2007 general elections, but in 2012 polls the party could secure victory on 115 seats. However upcoming by-polls may push BJP to above 117 mark. BJP will be able to win three assembly seats; Dhoraji, Jetpur and Limbdi, while Morva-Hadaf is Congress bastion, and only strong candidate and extra har work can make BJP victorious there.

Official announcement by the Election Commission

There are following clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of various States, which need to be filled up:-

Vacancies in the Lok Sabha:

 

Sl. No.

Name of State

Number and Name of Parliamentary Constituency

No. of Polling Stations

1

Bihar19 – Maharajganj

1350

2

Gujarat11 – Porbandar

1755

3

Gujarat2 – Banaskantha

1636

4

West Bengal25 – Howrah

1938

Vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies:

 

Sl. No.

Name of State

Number and Name of Assembly Constituency

No. of Polling Stations

1

Maharastra78 – Yavatmal

292

2

Uttar Pradesh258 – Handia

314

3

Gujarat125 – Morva Hadaf (ST)

210

4

Gujarat61 – Limbdi

280

5

Gujarat75 – Dhoraji

250

6

Gujarat74 – Jetpur

254

After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under: -

Event

Date

Date of Press Note 03.05.2013 (Friday)
1. Issue of Notification 08.05.2013 (Wednesday)
2. Last date of making Nominations 15.05.2013 (Wednesday)
3. Scrutiny of Nominations 16.05.2013 (Thursday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures

 

18.05.2013 (Saturday)
5. Date of Poll 02.06.2013 (Sunday)
6. Counting of Votes 05.06.2013 (Wednesday)
7. Date before which election shall

be completed

07.06.2013 (Friday)
8. Hours of Poll 08.00 AM to 5.00 PM

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

The electoral rolls of the Parliamentary/Assembly Constituencies where bye-elections are being held, have been revised with reference to 01.01.2013 as the qualifying date. The Electoral Rolls have been finally published in respect of the States where bye–elections are to be held, on the dates given in the table below:

 

State

Final publication
Bihar21.1.2013
Gujarat26.3.2013
Maharashtra15.1.2013
Uttar Pradesh15.1.2013
West Bengal5.1.2013 & 21.1.2013

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs)

The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.

IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS

In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identity of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections.

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Parliamentary Constituency/Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (available on the Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Governments concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the States concerned.


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Comments

  1. db says:

    can’t use eVM + paper bullet? just like how the score count in some of GRE and ACT exam?

  2. Gautam says:

    #Desh Gujarat Will this affect the water function on 5th of this month ?

  3. KANT says:

    Let us stay cool and think with right mind , and make sure that NO CONGRESS Party worthless candidate gets elected…..BJP is not perfect but 10000 times better than CONGRESS party….

    I tell all my friends and I write here CONGRESS HATAO, DESH BACHAO…… JAY HIND…..

    LET us talk solution, Not problems… Solution is DEFEAT CONGRESS party candidates….PERIOD.

  4. Bapty.s says:

    WISH BJP BEST OF LUCK TO. WIN. ALL. 4 ASSEMBLY. AND 2 LOK SABHA SEATS. I AM SURE BJP TEAM. WILL BE PUTTING IN BEST EFFORT. AND PEOPLE. OF. GUJ WILL SUPPORT. SHRI MODIJI. FULLY IN THIS. JAY JAY GUJARAT. JAY JAY NAMOJI.

  5. Jyoti says:

    Best pf Luck to all the BJP candidates. I just heard that Congress’ heavyweight Dinsha Patel also planning to join BJP.

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